Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Tips for Keeping the House Clean With a New Baby

cleaningPublished July 2014: Mom.Me

Tips for Keeping the House Clean With a New Baby
Spot cleaning can ensure a safe environment for your new baby.

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When you bring home your newborn from the hospital, the responsibilities of caring for him while keeping your house tidy can be overwhelming. From feedings and diaper changes to laundry and scrubbing, your to-do list may be overflowing. Finding a balance with your time to ensure your home is clean and safe for your infant is crucial for the health and well-being of your family.

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Pregnancy Beauty: Best Foods For Your Skin

pregnancy foodPublished July 2014: Mom.Me

Pregnancy Beauty: Best Foods For Your Skin
Choosing foods rich in vitamins offers the nutrients you need and a boost to your skin.

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During pregnancy, a woman’s body has one priority and that is supplying nutrients to the baby. Therefore, Mom may suffer, including her skin, if her nutritional supplies are not stocked up or always replenished with excellent nutrition, says Birgitta Lauren, a pre and postnatal fitness and nutrition expert and author of “Expecting Fitness.”

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Tips for Keeping Your Husband Calm During Labor and Delivery

labordeliveryPublished July 2014: Mom.Me

Tips for Keeping Your Husband Calm During Labor & Delivery
The more he knows, the better labor and delivery will go.

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Pregnancy is a stressful time for a woman – and for an expecting father as well. Becoming a father is a time of great change for a man, with added strain pertaining to financial planning and the changing dynamic of the relationship between himself and his partner, says OB/GYN Kecia Gaither, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The tenseness of labor and delivery can heighten these fears. But with a few creative strategies, you can help keep Dad calm and relaxed during labor and delivery.

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